Northampton Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Lehigh Township: Basket social is planned for Oct. 12

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

There will be baskets galore at the 24th annual fall basket social set for Oct. 12 at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville.

The walk-in social will start 4 p.m., and the drawing will begin 7:30 p.m. Winners will be notified via phone that same evening.

Delicious homemade foods, baked goods and other refreshments will also be available.

The proceeds will benefit the church’s maintenance fund.

For more information, call the church office at 610-767-7203.

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Coplay: Library hosts book, bake sale Oct. 12, 13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library will have its autumn book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.

The library will close 6 p.m. Oct. 16 for the community Halloween parade.

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Coplay Borough’s Halloween parade is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

The parade is sponsored by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association.

According to Rick Hess, the association’s president, road work at Chestnut and Second streets will be completed and will not affect the parade route.

Northampton: Soup tasting event planned for Oct. 13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Women of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will be having a soup tasting 4-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 105 E. 19th St.

Salad, bread, beverages and dessert are included.

There is a cost.

For more information, call Brenda at 610-262-3813.

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Mark your calendar for these fun Halloween events:

The annual Jack Frost Parade, organized by Northampton Exchange Club, will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Trick-or-treat night in the borough is planned for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

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Catasauqua: YMCA to host memorial race

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA is sponsoring the third annual Debbie Linton Memorial 5K Oct. 13.

Registration will start 9 a.m., with the race starting 10 a.m.

As a tribute to Linton, the scenic course will start and end at Alumni Field. A celebration picnic will immediately follow at the YMCA.

Medals will be awarded to the top three in each age category.

Sponsorship levels are available.

The goal is to remember and capture the energy of Linton and others who fought, or continue to fight, a brave battle against breast cancer.

Happenings

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 8

• Woman’s Club of Whitehall meeting, 7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Bring an apron for a painting project and kid-friendly soups for Snack Pack Pals.

OCT. 9

• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306

Catasauqua: Borough presents Fest O’ Fall Oct. 6

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association is sponsoring the 13th annual Fest O’ Fall celebration noon-5 p.m. Oct. 6, with a rain date of noon-5 p.m. Oct. 7.

Activities will be held at Biery House, 8 Race St., and George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets.

Family activities include a hay ride, kids’ crafts, face and rock painting, games, an obstacle course and more. You can make a scarecrow or purchase a kit to make one at home. You can also make a bird house to take home.

Allen/East Allen townships: Trick or treat Oct. 31

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Trick-or-night night in Allen and East Allen townships will be held 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Those planning to hand out treats that night are asked to turn on their porch lights.

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Reminder: East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department is introducing a new community program called Walk This Way to Better Health.

There is no cost to attend. The walking program will be held 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning in October, at Bicentennial Park West.

Those planning to participate are asked to contact Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306.

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Lehigh Township: Hope hosts basket social Oct. 12

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will host the 24th annual fall basket social Oct. 12.

The walk-in social will start 4 p.m., and the drawing will begin 7:30 p.m. Winners will be notified via phone that same evening.

Delicious homemade foods, baked goods and other refreshments will also be available.

Proceeds will benefit the Hope Lutheran Church maintenance fund.

For more information, call the church office at 610-767-7203.

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Moore Township: Oktoberfest planned for Oct. 6

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, invites the community to Oktoberfest 2-6 p.m. Oct. 6.

Come out for food, hayrides, bingo, face painting, apple bobbing, pumpkin carving and other games. There will also be a blessing of the pets 4 p.m.

For more information, call the church 610-759-7363.

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Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, invites the community to its annual fall festival 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 6.

Slovak heritage in area

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

A few months ago, I wrote a series on Austrian immigrants who came to America for opportunity and a new life in a new country. Another large migration from the old Austria-Hungarian empire were people of Slovak origin. Many settled in Northampton, Cementon, Egypt, Coplay and Catasauqua.

My mother, a Slovak, also made the long journey to the United States and settled in Northampton. She was very proud of her heritage. I wonder how many of their descendants can converse in their native tongue.